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Expressive Arts

  • A no-cost program for individuals with barriers to other types of social programs. Provides the opportunity to develop a sense of community, improve social interaction, increase mental well-being and engage in creative arts.

The Allied Arts Council also offers:

  •     Free public art gallery which features a new exhibit each month
  •     Pottery studios
  •     Meeting room
  •     Local arts gift shop
  •     Community arts programs and classes

The building is open to the public, and visitors are welcome to take a self-guided tour.

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(403) 328-9355

Traditional Mentoring Program

  • Individuals over 18 are paired with children and youth to serve as role models, teach by example, and act as a positive influence and a consistent figure in a child’s life.

Big Brothers Big Sisters is one of Canada’s most well-known mentoring charities. It facilitates positive relationships for children and youth lacking strong role models. These relationships inspire and empower them to reach their potential and grow as members of our community. Since 1973, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Lethbridge and District has been making matches and has since grown to provide a variety of programs for both boys and girls in our community.

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(403) 562-8664

Child & Youth Programs

  • Children and youth in the Crowsnest Pass will have access to recreational, educational and nutritional programs during after-school hours and during the summer months.

The Boys & Girls Club of the Foothills provides after-school and critical hours programs that promote healthy development of young people in the community of Crowsnest Pass. Programs include After school care, summer camps, special events, youth events, preschool, hich school breakfast program, and more.

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587-425-2188

Sport for Healthy Body, Healthy Mind

  • A safe environment for children and youth to build positive relationships with their peers through sport. Participants build leadership skills, self-discipline, resilience, and learn to play fair.

The Canadian Bhutanese Society, Lethbridge is a not-for-profit, registered charitable organization that works to preserve and enhance intercultural relationships between Bhutanese and the general community to support integration and ease the transition of resettlement by providing education and recreation programs; settlement support services; and cultural and festival programming in Lethbridge.

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403-892-1793

Thrifty Kitchen, Taste Buds, Now We're Cooking

  • These food-focused programs support children and adults in learning about nutrition, cooking, and basic kitchen skills. Parents learn menu-building and buying on a budget. Children and youth learn how to prepare their own healthy snacks using nutritious ingredients.

The Fort Macleod Kids First Family Centre delivers a variety of programs that focus on the healthy development of families and children in Fort Macleod, the Blood and Kainai Reserves and the rural area surrounding Fort Macleod.

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780-487-4787

Lethbridge Urban Literacy Camp

  • Reduces summer learning loss among children in Lethbridge, and helps them return to school in the fall ready to learn and succeed.

Frontier College is Canada's original literacy organization, with a history dating back to 1899. In Lethbridge, Frontier College operates summer literacy program at St. Paul School which will help children in north Lethbridge succeed in school by minimizing learning loss throughout the summer months. The program incorporates a strong Indigenous focus, and will provide opportunities for campers to develop an interest in reading, improve reading skills, and increase the number of books available in family homes.

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403-603-3232

Family Support Program

  • Supports for people with all types of disabilities in the Claresholm area. Includes employment support, help navigating services, and supports for family members and siblings of people with disabilities.

Based in High River, Inclusion Foothills (formerly Foothills SNAPS) provides support, education, and information to families who are living with or are connected to someone with special needs, in a safe, non-judgmental environment. Inclusion Foothills works with families and communities to connect them to the right resources.

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(403) 320-8779

Baby Bundle Program

  • Increased nourishment and access to resources for expectant parents, baby bundles with food and supplies for infants under the age of one year, and Smart Start for Safety items to help create a safe environment for baby at home.

The Interfaith Food Bank has been providing access to food and services generated from within the community since 1989. It caters to those in situations raging from single-parenthood, to seniors, to the under- or unemployed and many others. In addition to providing food hampers to those in need, Interfaith Food Bank also educates members on the importance of fresh food through the Interfaith Learning Garden and offers cooking classes in the Interfaith Chinook Country Kitchen.

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403-327-8202

Re-Entry Support

  • Delivered at the Lethbridge Correctional Centre to support individuals in their re-integration into the community. Includes support for goal-setting, addressing addictions, employment, housing, family reunification and more.

The John Howard Society of Alberta is a non-profit agency concerned with the problem of crime and its prevention. The organization takes its name and spirit from the 18th century humanitarian John Howard, whose name has become a symbol of humane consideration for prisoners. It was incorporated in 1949, and today the organization consists of seven separately incorporated districts along with the Provincial Office.

 

403-327-5724

Community Connections Volunteer Program

  • Connects newcomers with the community through activities to support cross-cultural awareness and informal language learning. Matches singles or families with volunteers who provide welcome support during initial adjustment to life in Canada.

With the goal of improving the well-being and quality of life for individuals and families in South Western Alberta, Lethbridge Family Services operates programs in four main areas:  DisabiityServices, Immigrant Services,  Home Services and Counselling & Soutreach.

403-320-1879

Mindful Munchies

  • Provides healthy lunch and snack options to children and youth in local schools and other agencies. Program volunteers prepare roughly 1,600 lunches per week for 20 schools and agencies.

The Lethbridge Food Bank was founded and established in 1982, to serve Lethbridge and surrounding area with access to healthy food options. The Lethbridge Food Bank is part of a vibrant community to ensure a food security resource for families in need, and as a non-profit organization, depends on donations from individuals and businesses.

 

(403) 320-8688

Hot Breakfast Program

  • Ensures that people in the community have access to a nutritious breakfast, six days per week.

The Lethbridge Soup Kitchen exists to feed the hungry. With assistance and support for many people, they have met that mission daily for the past 30 years. Teams of volunteers from churches and from within the community take turns preparing healthy meals, and serving guests. Everyone is welcome.

 

 

403-317-7710

Rural Outreach

  • Connecting with those living with, and affected by Parkinson disease in rural communities like Cardston, Fort Macleod, Taber, and Pincher Creek. Support services, education, information and resources.

Parkinson Association of Alberta helps improve daily life for Albertans affected by Parkinson disease. They provide support services, education, advocacy and funds for research.

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403-904-0021

Cookery Classes

  • A series of cooking classes to support people in the Pincher Creek area in learning to prepare and batch cook nutritious meals on a budget.

Operated by Pincher Creek's Vertical Church, the Pincher Creek Food Bank provides nutritious food options, and food education to people and families in the area.

 

403-320-1515

Self-Advocacy Workshops

  • Promotes self-advocacy and provides impartial information on independent living for individuals with developmental disabilities. Supports individuals in learning about their rights and developing abilities of self-determination.

SAIPA's mission is to assist individuals with disabilities to drive change in their communities. The organization inspired people with developmental disabilities to become engaged, empowered citizens and to know they are valued members of an inclusive community.

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(403) 942-2263

Daily Activity & Employment

  • Promotes recovery and rehabilitation for individuals with severe and persistent mental illness through education, regular activity involvement,  coaching, and development of employability skills.

The Southern Alberta Self-Help Society, also known as SASHA House is dedicated to providing support services and housing to adults with severe and persistent mental illness. Housing is offered for up to 24 people in three houses in the London Road community in south Lethbridge.

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(403) 327-4305

Peer Support Program

  • Peer-led support groups for individuals living with schizophrenia. Participants develop coping skills, share experiences, and provide hope and encouragement in a safe, non-judgmental environment.

The Schizophrenia Society of Alberta works toward improving the quality of life for Albertans living with schizophrenia and psychosis and their families through education, support programs, public policy and research. A variety of programs are available at the local level.

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(403) 327-2847

Gift of Safety

  • Provides car seats to low-income families for their children, and empowers people with the knowledge to install a car seat properly and securely.

St. John Ambulance enables Canadians to improve health, safety and quality of life by providing first aid training, CPR training and other community services. With offices in seven major centers in Alberta including Lethbridge, a variety of programs and training sessions are available across the province.

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